Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
December 31, 2008
The star here is the beautiful 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of gravelly earth intermixed with notions of lead pencil shavings, blue as well as blackberries, and spice. Medium-bodied with solid yet ripe tannins, good structure, a Bordeaux-like weight, and a clean, pure finish, it displays admirable purity and texture. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades.
Robert Parker gave this wine a score of 92 points.
July 23, 2008
Rich and plush, supple and harmonious, with generous plum, black cherry and wild berry fruit that runs deep and persistent, repeating the dark fruit themes and ending with firm yet gentle tannins. Drink now through 2014.
Wine Spectator gave this wine a score of 92 points.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Total Acidity: 0.65g/100ml
21 months in French Oak